Last Activity:10-22-2016 8:31 PM
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Posted in thread: Checking for off flavors while krausen present on 10-22-2016 at 02:39 AM
My gut is to go with your point on patience, only because in my experience, until a beer is
fully fermented (and often a bit past that) it can taste all sorts of strange or off-target,
only to come ou...
Posted in thread: Exploding Swing Tops on 10-03-2016 at 11:22 AM
I think the they are built for that pressure. Beer is sold in them, so I don't see why they
wouldn't be strong enough. Here, in local supermarkets, they sell unfiltered/unpasteurized
Hefeweizen with l...
Posted in thread: Exploding Swing Tops on 10-03-2016 at 10:27 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe these types of bottles are not technically built to hold
the pressure necessary for bottle carbing, despite the fact that they often work out fine.
Posted in thread: What brewery are you visiting? on 09-30-2016 at 12:33 AM
Hitting Asheville NC this weekend. Will get to some of the standards...Sierra Nevada, Oskar
Blues, Green Man, French Broad, wicked weed. Wife is preggo aka the brewery tour driver!
Posted in thread: Should I bother with cold crash? on 09-30-2016 at 12:29 AM
I do a mix of the above. Cold crash all of my beers and add gelatin once it gets cold, then
rack to keg after 48hrs and put it on gas. Crystal clear beer almost immediately.
Posted in thread: Confession Time on 09-28-2016 at 11:27 AM
Bless me fellow brewers, for I have sinned;I never boil the water I use to re-hydrate dry
yeast.And my carboy brush is covered with rust....mmmmm iron.
Posted in thread: Car boy plug? on 09-27-2016 at 12:43 PM
It's for secondary fermentation so do I need a air lock or could I just cover it with tin foilI
would certainly try to use an airlock either way, but definitely so if it's in secondary--
most/all of t...
Posted in thread: Original Gravity on 09-26-2016 at 03:08 PM
Hard to say what could've caused it based on the info, but I doubt it will be a huge deal. One
thing I would do (if you don't already) is document and track your OGs over a series of batches
so you ca...
Posted in thread: Brew days wear me out! on 09-24-2016 at 07:59 AM
Prep ahead of time, clean as you go, and when lifting, use your legs, not your back! Smooth
sailing on brew days.
Posted in thread: Propane Burner for new AG setup on 09-21-2016 at 11:41 AM
I've been using an SQ-14 for a few years now, boiling 7 or so gallons for 5 gallon batches.
It's worked out great so far - stable, easy to control flame, and pretty efficient as far as I